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Genus Darapsa

Sphinx moth of some kind? - Darapsa choerilus Virginia creeper sphynx - Darapsa myron Virginia Creeper Sphinx - Darapsa myron Virginia Creeper Sphynx Moth - Darapsa myron Virginia creeper sphinx - Darapsa myron Virginia creeper sphinx - Darapsa myron Darapsa versicolor Darapsa choerilus - Azalea Sphinx - Darapsa choerilus
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Bombycoidea (Silkworm, Sphinx, and Royal Moths)
Family Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Subfamily Macroglossinae
Tribe Macroglossini
Genus Darapsa
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1819 by Jacob Hübner as Otus, which was invalid because the name was already used for a genus of owls. Described again by Francis Walker as Darapsa
Numbers
three species in North America.
Internet References
North Carolina State Univ. Entomology Collection lists three species for that state, with number pinned: myron (139), pholus (61), versicolor (5)